8th International Factoring Congress

28 September 2017, Warsaw

Warsaw Hilton Hotel, ul. Grzybowska 63

September 28th, 2017

The International Factoring Congress is one of the most important factoring events in Poland that marked in the factoring geeks’ calendars. For the eighth time in row we meet in a group of Polish and international professionals to review the problems encountered by the factoring industry in Poland. Discussion on the opportunities and threats for further growth of the factoring market in Poland traditionally dominate the Congress. But this year we want to spend more time discussing the impact of just introduced or planned changes in the legal regulations on the factoring industry activities. We will also hear the factoring Clients discussing the range of changes factoring services have brought into functioning of their businesses.

The foreign guests participating in the Congress shall bring us the information with which the position and strength of Polish factoring can be assessed. Special guest of the Congress is General Roman Polko, the double commander of the elite unit GROM. His speech may turn as the inspiration to the unconventional activities.

Within eight years of practicing these conferences, we have created a unique atmosphere. It is based on openness, professionalism and experience thus it brings the opportunity to build personal and professional relationships.

Let us all to contribute to the success of the meeting.

PFA Executive Committee

The 8th International Factoring Congress is to be held at Warsaw Hilton Hotel, 63 Grzybowska Str. on the 28th of September, 2017. The previous events had proved, the Congress is the most important factoring industry event in Poland, it is attended by recognized receivable finance experts from around the world.
This year’s edition shall focus on the topics such as opportunities and threats for the industry in the context of changes in the economic and legal environment and the use of new technologies in business and financial services. The discussions shall also assess the possibility of adaptation the foreign experiences to the Polish market.
Among the guests of the Congress you’ll meet: Mr. Erik Timmermans, Deputy Secretary General of Factors Chain International, an international factoring organization from around the world, and Mr. Jeff Longhurst, Director of The Asset Based Finance Association, UK Finance.
The special guest will be General Roman Polko, Ph. D. of military science, a double commander of the elite GROM unit.

I warmly invite you to participate in this event.

Dariusz Steć
President of Executive Committee
of Polish Factors Association



08:30 – 09:30
Registration / morning coffee
09:30 – 09:35
Opening of the Congress
Dariusz Stec (President of PFA Executive Committee; Member of the Board of mFaktoring SA)
09:35 – 10:15
How to crush the competition
gen. Roman Polko
10:15 – 11:00
Factoring in a global perspective: World of factoring in 2017. Polish factoring market in 2017.
Erik Timmermans (Deputy Secretary General of FCI)
Dariusz Stec
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15
PANEL: Polish factoring industry in context of evolving economic and legal environment

Panelists: Tomasz Mazurkiewicz (CEO, ING CF), Konrad Klimek (CEO, ING CF), Pawel Kacprzak (Director of Factoring; Raiffeisen Polbank), Stanislaw Atanasow (CEO, Eurofactor)
Moderator: Dariusz Stec

12:15 – 13:15
PANEL: Impact of new legal regulations – ex. as split payment, RODO, electronic invoice project, Anti-Money Laundering

Panelists: Tadeusz Bialek (Director of the Legal Department at the Polish Bank Association), Katarzyna Ulasiuk (iSecure Sp. z o.o.), mec. Arkadiusz Korzeniewski (Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang), Wojciech Trusz (Head of Division for Digital Market and New Techologies, Ministry of Economic Development)
Moderator: Andrzej Zbikowski (Vice President of PFA Executive Committee; ING CF Advisor)

13:15 -14:15
14:15 – 14:45
British factoring market – the picture of today and directions of its’ evolution
Jeff Longhurst (CEO, Head of Commercial and Asset-Based Finance UK Finance)
14:45 – 15:15
Ecosystem Faktor – sales supportive tools for innovative factoring organizations
Paweł Tarnowski, Marcin Romaniuk (Asseco Busines Solutions SA)
14:45 – 15:30
Awarding the winners of PFA competition „Golden Pen of PZF”
PFA Executive Committee
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15
PANEL: Clients on factoring

Panelists: Katarzyna Lomankiewicz (Head of Treasury ABC Data), Damian Atroszczak (Member of the Board GRANIT-COLOR), Marcin Swirad (CEO, Airtel Systems), Grzegorz Wielopolski (Proprietor, Art. Progres)
Moderator: Sebastian Grabek (Vice President of PFA Executive Committee; Head of Trade Finance & Factoring Center at HSBC Bank)

17:15 – 17:30
Closing of the Congress
Dariusz Stec
18:00 – 23:00
Networking dinner at Stixx Restaurant
Main Sponsor
On basis of merit
Media Patronage